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These are in-depth pre- and post-show reports on major international trade fairs, held in Taiwan and other countries with significant participation by Taiwanese manufacturers and exporters. They are offered to help global buyers and other readers better understand what is going on at the fairs and the latest offerings by Taiwanese exhibitors.

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COVID-19 ushers in flexible corporate office space future: survey

May 05, 2021

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, commercial office spaces are seeing a huge overhaul as teleworking makes its mark in the corporate sector. CBRE Taiwan Consulting and Trade Service manager Chen Song-min analyzed that since work is now not limited to office spaces, flexible office space lease packages are on the rise. Chen emphasized that this new type of flexible office space leasing will...

Strong growth buoys Taiwan hand tool industry in Q1</h2>

Strong growth buoys Taiwan hand tool industry in Q1

May 04, 2021

Taiwan's hand tools industry reported strong performances in 2021 Q1, with export value reaching USD$1.114 billion, marking a 26.87% growth. Exports to the U.S. ranked the highest in terms of the destination country, around 38.21%, putting confidence in the region. The Biden administration is continuing the China policy from the Trump era, which has been viewed to be generally favorable for Ta...

Rise of EVs poses opportunity for global auto industry </h2>

Rise of EVs poses opportunity for global auto industry

Apr 29, 2021

The electric vehicle (EV) trend is leading the auto industry's post-pandemic transformation. The Ministry of Economic Affairs Department of Statistics stated on Thursday that with the rising awareness of energy conservation, carbon reduction, and environmental protection, countries have announced bans on fuel vehicles and introduced subsidy policies in response. Under the problematic global pande...

TAITRA kicks off the new expo

EV sales to outpace gas cars earlier than expected

Apr 28, 2021

The first 2035 E-Mobility Taiwan expo is set to kick off on October 20 to 22 at the Nangang Exhibition Center Hall 2. During the international press conference, industry experts revealed that the "golden cross" of gas-powered vehicles and electric vehicles (EV) could arrive much earlier than Bloomberg's predictions. Host organizer Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) Chairman Jam...

Hardware, hand tools industries accelerate modernized factories</h2>

Hardware, hand tools industries accelerate modernized factories

Apr 27, 2021

Many traditional manufacturing sectors are experiencing the squeeze as the global industry accelerates towards a smarter, digitalized production process. This includes the hand tools and plumbing sectors, both as traditional as industries can be. In Taiwan, companies in these industries tend to be small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), maintaining a smaller budget than their bigger counterpar...

Lucrative auto IC market to become next blue ocean</h2>

Lucrative auto IC market to become next blue ocean

Apr 27, 2021

Following PC and smartphones, auto electronics is the new in-demand sector that is fueling the semiconductor business. While the entry benchmark for auto IC is much higher than consumer electronics, mainly due to rigorous safety standards, client orders are often more stable and consistent with better profits. Vanguard International Semiconductor Corporation (VIS) Chairman and General Manager ...

Chinaplas 2021 to Kick Off Amid Industry Breakthroughs</h2>

Chinaplas 2021 to Kick Off Amid Industry Breakthroughs

Apr 12, 2021

Taiwan's industrial production has maintained a steady growth since it rebounded last year, as the world had gradually opened up after almost a year of the COVID-19 pandemic. For instance, the island's Ministry of Economic Affairs had reported that industrial production growth in February rose almost 3 percent from a year earlier, and also saw an increase of sales for plastics/rubber products...

Taiwanese EV parts suppliers eye critical parts amid accelerating industry pace</h2>

Taiwanese EV parts suppliers eye critical parts amid accelerating industry pace

Apr 12, 2021

With the electric vehicle (EV) trend sweeping across the globe, Taiwanese suppliers are focusing on certain key components as potential business opportunities, including Hon Hai, Hota Precision, Tong Yang Industrial, TECO Electric & Machinery, Hiwin, ASE Technology Holding, and passive component suppliers. Many suppliers in the industry are leveraging the current climate as a result, with Hon...

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Electric and traditional bicycle sectors expect continual growth post-COVID

Apr 08, 2021

Taiwan's electric and traditional bicycle exports in February saw significant YoY growth, marking a 7% uptick in the first two months of 2021, and signifying that international demand is returning. Market expectations regard Q2 favorably, expecting the container shortage that led to rising costs to ease up, and bolstering performance outlook among Taiwan's bicycle suppliers: Giant, Merida, an...

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Taiwanese tire maker halts U.S.-bound exports ahead of anti-dumping ruling

Apr 06, 2021

The U.S. anti-dumping probe on vehicle tire imports from a number of countries, including Taiwan, is set to wrap up next month, though tire supplier Nankang Rubber Tire had jumped the gun to announce that the company will cease exports to the U.S. Industry experts regard Nankang Rubber Tire's latest move to likely lead to a more optimistic outcome in terms of the investigation ruling but noted...